Recent content by 268i

  1. 2

    overfilled?

    Hi all, the other day, checked my oil and was approaching the "low mark". Topped up about .5 quart max and now im over the fill mark. Would this be okay until the next change? or should I try to remove the excess, and if so, whats the best method to do so? Image attached of dipstick. approx...
  2. 2

    Is this okay?

    Hi all, Recently purchased a Japanese Imported Nissan Skyline 250gt v36 (i believe is infinity g37 in usa?) sedan with vq25 engine. The car was recently serviced by a local garage and I noticed on the sticker that they used 15w-40 mineral which seems a little thick and not up to standard for...
  3. 2

    Pay for a flush? Or Drain and Fill?

    Thanks everyone for the responses. At this stage im looking at doing a simple drain and fill. Genuine Honda ATF seems to be out of my price range and the nearest honda dealer is 20kms away. I've read around "Valvoline Maxlife" is a good alternative. The local auto parts here in NZ don't seem to...
  4. 2

    Pay for a flush? Or Drain and Fill?

    Hi All, i've recently purchased a second hand honda Torneo (Accord in most places) with about 170,000 miles on the clock. There was no history regarding the ATF but judging by its colour, its not red, nor very dark. I dont plan to keep this car for very long. So would paying for a "full flush"...
  5. 2

    Power Steering noise?

    Hi all, recently I was driving at slow speeds (5km/h) and heard a noise as I was turning the wheel. When I got home i checked,(Dry steering) and have recorded the noise. Heres a video. <a href="https://vimeo.com/146196033" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/146196033</a> I'm not sure if the...
  6. 2

    Australians and NZer's NULON 5w-30 FUll Synthetic?

    I haven't looked into this oil too much. But by long life, what is their recommended OCI? I wouldn't let anything go over 10,000km regardless.
  7. 2

    Australians and NZer's NULON 5w-30 FUll Synthetic?

    To be honest I've never ever used a product of Nulon. They're usually priced the same as the international giants (castrol/valvoline) so I go for them instead Chief oil seems pretty good option. Good pricing however I've only used their 1l bottle for topup (the canteen looking bottle looks...
  8. 2

    How hot should the ATF Pan get?

    Hi all currently have a toyota avensis with 210,000km on the clock. ATF was flushed at 100,000km. Then another drain and fill done at 50,000km with Genuine T4 fluid. However recently, I noticed that the transmission pan was getting rather hot. Is this normal? Or would I be better off getting it...
  9. 2

    Australians and NZer's NULON 5w-30 FUll Synthetic?

    Anyone here had any experience of using Nulon full syn "long life" 5w-30? Suprisingly cheap for what it is. Even at retail price, its cheaper than the penrite thats on special! Also interesting to see that is Dexos approved for GM/Holden Vehicles, which is rather difficult to find on the SCA...
  10. 2

    "petrol injector cleaner" in a bottle

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RF Overlord</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There's a big difference between Techron or Regane and some generic "injector cleaner" that's mostly kerosene (paraffin in NZ?) </div></div> This one i've picked up is a...
  11. 2

    "petrol injector cleaner" in a bottle

    Hi all, Recently walking through the autoparts store and saw the "petrol injector cleaner" on special for about 85% off so i thought why not and bought it. Anyone had experience with these cleaners that you just pour into the fuel tank? More importantly, can they cause any harm?
  12. 2

    CV Joints?

    Hi all, Currently have a toyota which has had clicky cv for a few years now. CV Boot torn as well (see pic) The noise hasn't been too loud so haven't been around to fix them. Travelled about 200,000km. SHould I replace immediately? Or would I be okay for a while? <img...
  13. 2

    HEELP!

    Took it to a mechanic,he couldn't find any codes either. Spark plugs due so will do those. He says just carbon buildup and should be fine once everything is cleaned
  14. 2

    HEELP!

    UPDATE: So today, I drove the car around as per usual, however prior to starting up each time, I would press the gas pedal a couple times. Started, idled and drove no problem. Later tonight I tried to see if pressing the gas pedal prior to starting made a difference and yes the engine started...
  15. 2

    HEELP!

    I've only got a cheap [censored] tool (u480) which says no codes...
Top